Data Engineer

Six-month contract - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
19 September 2020
Applications close
14 April 2020
  • Six-month contract with potential to extend
  • Work with new technologies
  • Leading profit for members fund

Are you passionate about Data Governance? Looking to learn new technologies as our business transforms? Apply now for immediate consideration.

About Us

As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over 1.9 million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.


Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

About the Job

We are currently looking to bring on board a Data Engineer on a six-month fixed term contract with a view to extend.  Working in our Data Team, you will have overall accountable for the useability, design, performance, maintenance and enhancements to our Data Warehouse.

This role is ideal for someone experienced in data modelling, SQL development and performance tuning using AWS Redshift looking to secure a role working with the business teams to provide data in a consistent format and assisting with data governance policies and procedures.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Develop the data sets and environments, data modelling standards, performance tuning and best practices.
  • Develop and Collaborate with Customer Analytics team, Business teams and Data Management team to define Data Engineering Plan
  • Collaborate with Architects to perform database design / modelling in response to new data requirements.
  • Clarify and refine data requirements for reports and analytical models. Provide development estimates to business users and project teams for enhancements.
  • Own Data Engineering and logical data security in collaboration with other members of internal / external Data team.
  • Production verification testing for data model changes ensuring that a change has been deployed in production successfully and no adverse data impacts have occurred.
  • Ensure that informative, well-organized documentation with Data Catalog and lineage is maintained
  • Work with other team members to conduct compliance checks on all data repositories to ensure adherence to data governance and APRA guidelines (CPG 235)
  • Communicate and follow quality coding & naming standards.
  • Develop knowledge by researching new Data Management technologies and products; participates in learning and development opportunities.

About You:
  • Proven experience in the following fields: Information Technology, logical and physical data modelling
  • SQL Development and Query Performance & Tuning.
  • Good knowledge of AWS RedShift (essential), AWS RDS (Desirable), SQL, Columnar databases, Query performance tuning and Data modelling.
  • Knowledge of other Database Platforms such as Snowflakes (Desirable).
  • Working knowledge of Talend or other ETL tools.
  • Working knowledge of Unix shell scripting.
  • Working knowledge of Agile development.
  • SPARX Enterprise Architect tool for data modelling (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of Superannuation/Financial Services industry (Desirable).
  • Proven data analysis and analytical skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Problem solving and data mining skills.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.


We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to;

  • flexible work environment
  • an open plan and modern office
  • free fruit
  • health and wellbeing programs
  • tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome.

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email

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Please note only people with the right to work in Australia will be considered. 

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.